Automobile Theft

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Automobile Theft

The act of stealing a motor vehicle from its proper owner or user. Many automobiles are stolen so the thieves can sell the parts. Other times, a car may be stolen for illicit purposes such as drug running. Car insurance often protects against automobile theft.
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The number of automobile thefts in India has been on the rise.
Maria Marisela Canales Aguilar, a leader with La Familia Michoacana, specialized in automobile thefts in Mexico City, Mexico state, and Puebla.
Dumariya (Bihar), Mar 23 (ANI): Maoists conducted a public court here to punish four thieves caught in connection with automobile thefts in the state.
For example, Nassau Community College reported 36 crimes on campus in 2001, up from 32 in 2000 and nine in 1999--almost all of which were burglary and automobile thefts.
Automobile thefts have decreased noticeably as more cars are equipped with systems to protect them from being stolen, the Marine and Fire Insurance Association of Japan said Monday.
2 billion yen as a result of a rise in automobile thefts and rain damage to houses springing from heavy rainfall that pounded districts in the Tokai region in central Japan last September.
In response to this mandate, the National Institute of Justice commissioned a study to determine whether antitheft labels have substantially reduced automobile thefts.
Overall, major crimes - which are robberies, homicides, rapes, aggravated assaults, burglaries, larceny, automobile thefts and violent crime - are down 12.
With police reports estimating more than 482 automobile thefts occurring each hour in the United States, CommandLink offers added security to protect consumers' vehicle investments.
Deputy Trade Secretary Raul Ramos Tercero said the purpose of the program is primarily to help prevent automobile thefts, which have become a major problem in Mexico.
According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, the number of automobile thefts increased from 1,131,700 in 1980 to 1,661,700 in 1991.
Automobile thefts decreased from 2,284 to 1,412, or 38 percent.